- January 12, 2015
Increase in Penalties for Violation of Labor Laws
Amendments to the Russian Code of Administrative Offenses specifying the types of labor law violations, as well as increasing the penalties for violation of labor laws (Article 5.27 and 5.27.1) will enter into force on January 01, 2015.
This, among other things, means that state authorities will be entitled to prosecute companies and their officers for each individual violation, rather than once for a set of violations.
The following actions performed by companies and their officers will be deemed a violation of the law from January 01, 2015 onwards:
Please note that in addition to the above penalties, company officers can also be demoted for a period of up to 3 years, and companies operations can be suspended for up to 90 days, and a fine of up to RUB 200,000 may be imposed in case of repeated violations of labor law and health and safety requirements.
Also, please note that from January 01, 2015, the period during which the supervisory authorities have the right to hold companies and their officers administratively liable for violation of labor law will also increase. So, from January 01, 2015, this period will be one year from the date of the administrative violation of labor law by the company or its officers , instead of two months, as was previously the case.
Awara recommends verifying the overall compliance of your companys activities and HR documents with Russian labor law. At your request, we would be pleased to assist in conducting an audit of your companys HR activities, as well as answering any questions that you may have.
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